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Marco Beaches

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Marco Beaches

As I am looking for somewhere to stay on Marco Island I noticed some different beach names Are all of these beaches the same ? As you can tell I know nothing about this area. Thx

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1. Re: Marco Beaches

Marco Island Beach is a long beach ... so long I doubt only but a few people have walked the entire beach in one session.

Since the beach is so long people have placed names to parts of the one beach. From the North the name of the beaches are: Hideaway Beach, Tigertail Beach, Residents Beach and South Beach.

Keewaydin Beach is the beach directly north of Marco and Morgan Beach is directly south of Marco. Both of these beaches require a boat to access them.

Marco and surrounding area have miles and miles and miles of white sandy beaches.

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2. Re: Marco Beaches

We like staying on the south side of the island much better than the north. It is much quieter and (I think) prettier on that particular part of the island. If you stay in this area of Marco, South Marco beach is the one you will visit most often. All of the beaches are nice, but South Marco and Tigertail are the public beaches. They are very different, as Tigertail is very natural and you must walk through a shallow "lagoon" to reach the beach. There are lots of wading birds here and it is certainly a unique place! Both beaches are beautiful, we just prefer the other side of the island for many reasons.

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I love Tigertail Beach. But people aren't clued in and have complaints about one of Florida's wonders.

The Tigertail parking lot is at the entrance to a lagoon. The lagoon is not the beach on the Gulf.

And people complain about the walk to Tigertail beach on the Gulf. The shortcut to the beach is through the lagoon. I park to the left when you come in and walk around the lagoon to the beach ... but I love walking the sands of the Gulf.

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4. Re: Marco Beaches

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and info. What part of the island is the Marrriott on? Actually looking for a condo near this area since the Marriott is so expensive.

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5. Re: Marco Beaches

The Marriott is in South Marco, about a half mile (or less) from South Beach. There are a lot of condos/houses for rent in that area. We use vacationrentals.com to find rental properties and we have never been disappointed. Good luck . . . Marco is AMAZING!!!!!

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6. Re: Marco Beaches

I'm another north end of Marco lover. Have rented homes in the Tiger Tail Beach neighborhoods for 15+ years. We love being able to walk to the beach and to The Esplanade for coffee, dinner, ice cream. We also rent a pontoon boat and like to take it to Winn-Dixie (yes, you can go by boat!).

We rented once on Galleon off Winterberry but missed our old 'hood.

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Any suggestions for condos directly gulf front for me to search on vacationrentals.com? Just 2 adutls so any size would be fine. Be nice to find one that rents nightly since not sure if we are staying for a week.

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8. Re: Marco Beaches

Here are the 3 top weekly rentals on the South end of Marco

Somerset - 2 and 3 bedrooms

Sea Winds - 2 bedrooms

Apollo - 1 bedroom and 3 bedrooms

Since you are 2 people I recommend the Apollo 1 bedroom. Not as nice as the Marriott but closer to the beach and better beach view.

I would contact one of the Marco Island rental companies with boots on the ground so if you have issues they can provide quick assistance.

Good luck.

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